Many thanks to all the transition year students from Boyne Community School Trim for their excellent assistance throughout the six days,especially with refereeing score keeping etc
Mount Hanover clinched their second successive Meath Section A five a side trophy with a classy display today at the MDL. Led by inspirational captain Adam Kelly, they defeated Culmullen N.S, Castletown N.S and St Pats Trim. They now progress to the North Leinster finals, and will be hoping to go one better after finishing runners up in North Leinster last year. In total Enda Ruddy’s charges notched up 36 goals and recorded six straight wins.
Dunboyne Senior Primary School clinched the Section C FAI Meath 5 a side trophy on a glorious day at the MDL, Navan on Monday. Led by their brilliant captain, Roland Banya, they defeated St. Stephen’s Johnstown, St. Paul’s Ratoath and St. Seachnall’s to progress to the North Leinster section of the competition.
Roland was ably assisted up front by Tommy Lonergan with Dylan Vaughan and particularly Daniel Flanagan forming a strong defensive partnership in midfield and at the back. It meant ‘keeper Eoghan McCormack conceded just two goals in the three games as he swept up anything that came near him.
The five lads were also able to call upon Simon Cunningham to provide steel in the middle and Jack Brown and Davan Ryan for fresh legs in the second half of matches.
Dunboyne,managed by Brendan Keogh, had qualified for the finals stage by overcoming Kells in a hard fought quarter final last Friday which ended two-all after extra time. Banya led the way to a 6-2 extra time win on that occasion.
Dunboyne: Eoghan McCormack, Daniel Flanagan, Dylan Vaughan, Roland Banya (c), Tommy Lonergan, Simon Cunningham, Jack Brown, Davan Ryan
Report courtesy Brendan Keogh
Gaelscoil na Bóinne came through a tough Boys Section B to qualify for the Meaths finals of the competition. They came top of Group 2 with four wins, scoring 22 goals along the way and playing some great football. While they were impressive coming forward they were also strong at the back with David Ó Curráin pulling off a string of fine saves while Conor Ó hÍr and Sam Ó Cinnéide marshalled the defence excellently throughout. James Ó Foghlú impressed in midfield and with David Ó Baoill upfront they formed a potent attacking partnership. There was also a great contribution from the Gaelscoil bench, with Lee Mac Íomhair scoring important goals and Evan Mac Gabhann and Dylan Mac Gabhann also making valuable contributions in defence and attack. After topping the group they made their way to the playoffs where a win would see them through to the Meath finals. They took on a talented team in Gaelscoil Thulach na nÓg where they eventually came out on top with important contributions from their bench again helping to seal the victory. Gaelscoil na Bóinne: David Ó Curráin, Conor Ó hÍr, Sam Ó Cinnéide, James Ó Foghlú, David Ó Baoill, Dylan Mac Gabhann, Lee Mac Íomhair, Evan Mac Gabhann.
Monday 10/03/16 Meath Finals
Gaelscoil na Bóinne took part in the Meath finals of the FAI Schools competition on Monday 14th March. Taking part in the Section B Boys competition, the Trim school got off to a flying start, winning a tough encounter with Kentstown 1-0 before coming out on top against Kildalkey on a scoreline of 3-1. In their third game, Gaelscoil na Bóinne took on a strong Rathbeggan team. In this top of the table clash Rathbeggan came out with a hard-fought victory, winning 2-0. In the final group game the Gaelscoil took on Gaelscoil Éanna in a highly entertaining match where they eventually won by the scoreline 5-2. Having finished with three wins and one defeat Gaelscoil na Bóinne finished 2nd in the group and finished runners-up to Rathbeggan who topped the group. Best of luck to Rathbeggan in the North Leinster Finals. A great team performance : David Ó Curráin, Conor Ó hÍr, Sam Ó Cinnéide, James Ó Foghlú, David Ó Baoill, Dylan Mac Gabhann, Lee Mac Íomhair, Evan Mac Gabhann.
David Ó Curráin, Conor Ó hÍr, Sam Ó Cinnéide, James Ó Foghlú, David Ó Baoill, Dylan Mac Gabhann, Lee Mac Íomhair, Evan Mac Gabhann.
Report courtesy Micheál Ó Baoill
Yellow Furze N.S. clinched the Meath Section B Title for medium-sized schools played in glorious sunshine at the M.D.L. Grounds in Navan.The Beauparc school managed by Liz Halpenny,captured the title in style with three deserved wins over Skryne, Donore and KIlcoon. Charlie O Connor’s Kilcloon charges were also impressive as they finished as Runners-Up after losing by only 2-1 in the crucial deciding game.
In the group stages, the Furze girls enjoyed wins over Longwood, Scoil Naomh Eoin and Baconstown. Kentstown proved the toughest opposition as Yellow Furze needed two second half goals to overcome their neighbours. In the play-off match the Beauparc Girls overcame a gallant Rathbeggan team to reach the finals stage.
Yellow Furze secured narrow victories over a skilful Kilcloon team and an equally determined Skryne outfit. Finally the girls captured the title with victory over a well-organised Donore team.
Robyn Murray was highly impressive in goals while in front of her stood a solid sweeper in Anna Wogan. Zoe Kirwan, Ella Kilfeather and Sadhbh McLarney dominated the midfield exchanges while Kaylin Nugent, Nicola Mongey and Charlie Murray were clinical up front.
YELLOW FURZE Robyn Murray Anna Wogan. Zoe Kirwan, Ella Kilfeather Sadhbh McLarney Kaylin Nugent, Nicola Mongey Charlie Murray .
PICS TO FOLLOW
Congratulations to all the following school teams for reaching the Meath Finals on 14/3/16- a magnificent achievement in itself as we had an original entry of 212 teams for the qualifiers over 5 full days from 7th March to 11th March inclusive, the highest in Ireland outside of Dublin.
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SECTION A GIRLS
SECTION B GIRLS
SECTION C GIRLS
|PITCH 1||PITCH 4||PITCH 2|
|MOYNALVEY||DONORE B||RATOATH SNS|
|DANGAN||SKRYNE A||CANNISTOWN A|
|MT HANOVER||KILCLOON||DONACARNEY A|
|RATHMORE||YELLOW FURZE||DUNBOYNE A|
|SECTION A BOYS||SECTION B BOYS||SECTION C BOYS|
|PITCH 5||PITCH 3||PITCH 6|
|CULMULLEN||KENTSTOWN A||ST.STEPHEN’S A|
|MT HANOVER||GAELSCOIL NA BÓINNE||DUNBOYNE A|
|ST.PATRICK’S TRIM||GAELSCOIL ÉANNA||ST.SEACHNALL’S|
|CASTLETOWN KP||KILDALKEY A||ST.PAUL’S RATOATH|
Pitch 1: SECTION A GIRLS
10:00 Moynalvey v Dangan
10:20 MT Hanover v Rathmore
10:40 Moynalvey v Cortown
11:00 Dangan v Rathmore
11:20 MT Hanover v Moynalvey
11:40 Dangan v Cortown
12:00 Cortown v MT Hanover
12:20 Moynalvey v Rathmore
12:40 MT Hanover v Dangan
13:00 Rathmore v Cortown
Pitch 2: SECTION C GIRLS
10:00 Ratoath v Cannistown A
10:20 Donacarney A v Dunboyne A
10:40 Ratoath v St.Stephen’s A
11:00 Cannistown A v Dunboyne A
11:20 Donacarney A v Ratoath
11:40 Cannistown A v St.Stephen’s A
12:00 St.Stephen’s A v Donacarney A
12:20 Ratoath v Dunboyne A
12:40 Donacarney A v Cannistown A
13:00 Dunboyne A v St.Stephen’s A
Pitch 3: SECTION B BOYS
10:00 Kentstown A v Gaelscoil na Bóinne A
10:20 Gaelscoil Éanna A v Kildalkey A
10:40 Kentstown A v Rathbeggan A
11:00 Gaelscoil na Bóinne A v Kildalkey A
11:20 Gaelscoil Éanna A v Kentstown A
11:40 Gaelscoil na Bóinne A v Rathbeggan A
12:00 Rathbeggan A v Gaelscoil Éanna A
12:20 Kentstown A v Kildalkey A
12:40 Gaelscoil Éanna A v Gaelscoil na Bóinne A
13:00 Kildalkey A v Rathbeggan A
Pitch 4 : SECTION B GIRLS
10:00 Donore B v Skryne A
10:30 Kilcloon v Yellow Furze
11:00 Donore Bv Kilcloon
11:30 Skryne A v Yellow Furze
12:00 Donore B v Yellow Furze
12:30 Skryne A v Kilcloon
Pitch 5: SECTION A BOYS
10:00 Culmullen v Mt Hanover
10:30 St.Patrick’s Trim v Castletown KP
11:00 Culmullen v St.Patrick’s Trim
11:30 Mt Hanover v Castletown KP
12:00 Culmullen v Castletown KP
12:30 Mt Hanover v St.Patrick’s Trim
Pitch 6: SECTION C BOYS
10:00 St Stephens A v Dunboyne A
10:30 St Seachnalls v St Pauls Ratoath
11:00 St Stephens A v St Seachnalls
11:30 Dunboyne A v St Pauls Ratoath
12:00 St Stephens A v St Pauls Ratoath
12:30 Dunboyne A v St Seachnalls
SECTION B GIRLS
Congrats to Donore B, Skryne A, Kilcloon and Yellow Furze on advancing to Meath finals on 14th March- 36 teams competed at the MDL in a fantastic tournament.
SECTION C GIRLS
Congrats to Donacarney A,Cannistown A,Dunboyne A,St.Stephen’s A and Ratoath on advancing to Meath finals on 14th March- 23 teams competed at the MDL and Simonstown in this brand new section..